#HotWMD Weekender Finale Line up Announced
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House on the Waterfront Weekender 2016 Finale line up and Schedule at Bladensburg Waterfront Park

For Immediate Release
July 15, 2016

Bladensburg, MD ... House on the Waterfront Weekender (August 5, 2016 - August 7, 2016) showcases a diversified offering of entrepreneurs, independent business owners,  DJs, artists, organizers and supporters of Global House Music, poetry, education, health and fitness and dance coming together from a variety of locations as Maryland, Washington DC, Miami FL, New York, New Jersey and Montreal Canada.

Capping off a weekend of Poetry and Music is the FREE
all day community event at the Bladensburg  Waterfront Park. Food Trucks, Vendors, interactive activities such as face painting and henna tattoos for all ages, performances and music in and around the covered pavilion.  

This collaboration is sponsored in part by Bird Kitchen & Cocktails (DC), Soulful Cypher (NY), Mont.age (DC), Photos by Syb Photography (MD) and Vonnie’s Yummy Cookies (MD)

Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Nestled among the Port Towns of Bladensburg, Colmar Manor and Cottage City, The Bladensburg Waterfront Park is located on the Anacostia River, one of the most historic waterways in America.

Family activities such as boat rides, kayaking and a playground open to the public are offered by the park as their usual activities. Attendees are welcome to bring personal anchored tents no larger than 10 x 10. Alcohol and personal grills/pits/open fires are not permitted on on park grounds.


From Washington D.C., take New York Avenue East. Turn North on Bladensburg Road. Pass Peace Cross on left. You are now on MD Route 450. Take 1st right into Bladensburg Waterfront Park. There is a sign at the entrance.
From Maryland, from the Beltway, take exit 23 which is Kenilworth Avenue South towards Bladensburg. Go five miles. After traffic light for Upshur Street intersection, go right on exit ramp to MD Route 450 (Annapolis Road). Go left at end of exit ramp onto Route 450 West. Park Entrance is 2 short blocks on the left.
From Virginia, take Kenilworth Avenue North. Take the exit ramp on right to MD Route 450 West. Turn right at stop light onto MD Route 450 West. Park entrance is 2 short blocks on the left

For more information
#HotWMD Weekender Finale Schedule
Sunday, August 7, 2016
** Schedule and line up subject to change **

*** Please remember to bring your own mats
for the morning fitness segments***
9 am Yoga with Hermione Rhone - on the decks Aphrosoul Lukumi
10 am Gospel House aerobics with Bodies by Ro  - on the decks DJ Soundscience
11 am Zumba with Kim Simmons – on the decks Hippie Torrales

12 noon -  A strictly Vinyl set with Dee Clark – Houseology
1:30 pm  – Live performances by: MC Explosion competitive cheer team
1:45 pm - Live performance by Alsana Belly Dance

2 pm – Hippie Torrales on the Decks
4:00 pm pm Live performance: Singer Heda Rose
4:15 pm Live Dance Performances: Living in Truth Dance Troupe /

4:30 pm Cyberjamz’ House of Soul: Sammy Rock (aka Soul Oasis) & DJ Housecat (La Gata de fuego)
6:00 pm Live performances by Camille Veronica, Jordan Holmes & RescuePoetix™

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm House of Soul /  Tag team close out
Hermione Rhone
With 20 years as an Arts educator and performing artist, writer and textile artisan, she believes that creativity should be mandatory in any education system and that the Arts and music, movement, visual, or otherwise are the perfect vehicle for cultivating and maintaining creative learning habits.

As a proponent of the healing arts, specifically Yoga and Meditation, she believes that they are the most effective modality for cultivating mindfulness.

Hermione's style of Yoga and be loosely described as Vinyasa flow, which includes breathing and balancing exercises
and a sun salutation. Her goal is to have students "feel better" leaving the mat that they did when they arrived

Rotunda Mobley (Ro) is the owner of Designing Bodies by Ro, LLC since 2009.  Ro has been helping, motivating and sculpting one body at a time.  Ro received her certification for Personal Training at the World Instructor Training School (WITS) in 2009.  Ro received her Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at Health and Medical Service Administration, Department of Health and worked for 20 years in the emergency room at Washington Hospital Center.
Ro has over six years of experience as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, with various Weight Loss, Boot Camp and Physique Takeover classes, with specialty instruction in Nutrition. Ro also promotes her own mini bodybuilding competitions for beginners, and serves up fitness challenges, and so much more.

Ro’s fitness philosophy is “YOU CAN GET IT, BECAUSE ITS THERE TO BE GOTTEN”
Kimberly Simmons is a fitness professional with more than 20 years of group exercise experience. Kim began teaching group exercise as an apprentice in the physical education department at Towson State University. She earned her first group exercise certification from the American Aerobics Association International and International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA) in 1995. Kim also became an AAAI/ISMA certified personal trainer in 1997. In the early 2000s, Kim earned personal trainer and group exercise certification from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and Spinning® certification from Madd Dogg Athletics. In 2008, she got licensed as a Zumba® Fitness instructor and has been teaching Zumba classes ever since! To mark her 20th year in fitness, Kim became an AFAA primary examiner in 2015 and evaluated instructors who were trying to earn their certification. Today, Kim is also the marketing coordinator for a local gym where she plans and promotes special events and classes.
Aphrosoul Lukumi has in some capacity been in the music scene over half his life. From club security, to doorman, to promoter, to club dancer to DJ. spinning a high quality very danceable blend of eclectic soul music, Aphrosoul Lukumi has spun along side and opened for everyone from DJ Spinna, Rich Medina, Quentin Harris, Danny Krivit, Tony Humphries, Barbara Tucker, Dawn Tallman, Julie Dexter, Donnie, to Grammy Nominated sister duo Les Nubians. Aphrosoul Lukumi is a conduit, an instrument, a musical messenger in addition to being a Certified Yoga Teacher. His lifelong connection to the music transcend mind, body, soul, spirit. Telling stories, conveying feelings, and taking you on a journey with music comes from deep within. Channeling through the Yoruba Afro Cuban spiritual practice of ancestral reverence and their guidance bringing about connection to the divine self uplifting vibrational frequencies, to facilitate love and healing through the power of music.

Tim Wayne is also known as DJ Soundscience and has hosted the Capital Soul and House of Soul podcasts for 6 years. He has produced quite a few singles on Capital Soul Music and CyberJamz Records. Tim hails from Washington, DC and serves up Deep, Soulful, and Afro House regularly.
Donna “DJ CLARK” is a native Washingtonian and artist and DJ for over 15 years. Her principal focus: to promote, enrich and elevate quality music and sound that enriches mind, body and soul!

  DJ CLARK grew up on the urban streets of DC surrounded by a family that loved music of all kinds ranging from Earth Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, Pat Benatar, A Taste of Honey, Chicago, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and much more. She could not help but be impacted by such diverse sounds and began collecting vinyl at 8 years old. When her Dad used to ask her what she wanted for Christmas, she always wanted the latest of her favorite artists instead of toys.
 She started Djing in 1997 after she met up with some friends who were artists and had the same musical and artistic vision. They encouraged each other in many ways artistically. It was during this time she was also introduced to Jungle/Drum n Bass. She felt like she was born again. She began putting on parties and events at places like State of the Union and the Church St. Gallery in Washington, DC spreading the flavor and vibe of DNB to folks of all walks and flava. 

 Through the years, she has collaborated with many DJs and artists as well as formed small collective artists groups such as the Hide Out, Vanguard and is currently with a dope artist collective crew called “The RCH Project” founded in 2007 by Donna Clark & Robin Massengale. The RCH is known for excellent, quality indoor/outdoor events as well as introducing the community to some of the hottest sounds and artists of present and past. The RCH Project also develops and presents arts shows to gain exposure, offer an experience unlike any other, and enhance the community in which we live. DJ CLARK plans to do this and work such as this until there is no more…
Hippie Torrales began DJing at the age of 15. He came into recognition in NJ and NY after opening “Docks” with co-partner Nelson “Butchie” Nieves. After establishing himself as an innovative and creative jock, Hippie was recognized and hired to work at Abe’s Disco, which was the forerunner for Club Zanzibar. On Friday, August 29, 1979, opening night at Club Zanzibar – Hippie became the resident DJ and opening jock for the club.
During his tenure at Club Zanzibar, Hippie won the prestigious Billboard Disco Forum 8 Award for the best disc jockey in the State of New Jersey – in the same year Larry Levan won the award for New York. It was the last time those Billboard Awards were held. After his resident at Club Zanzibar, Hippie went on to play all the Jersey Shore night clubs. In addition to the club gigs, Hippie worked on music production and remixing. Some of his most notable mixes of that period were Jimmy Ross’ – “Fall Into A Trance” and The Clark Sister’s – “You Brought The Sunshine”, which garnered them a 1 record of New York’s local radio station WBLS and also garnered them a Grammy nomination that year for Best Gospel.
In 1988, Hippie was approached by local record store owner, Joe Rodriguez from Music Village Records and asked Hippie to produce his own record. Hippie thought about the opportunity and went home, borrowed equipment from a friend and began working on his very first original production. He wrote, performed and produced "You’re Gonna Miss Me" by The Turntable Orchestra, which became a club classic in Europe and has sold over 2 million copies. It was from this moment on that Hippie began traveling overseas and DJing at international clubs and began writing a music column for Discoid Magazine, which was called “What Is Hip.”
Hippie’s remixing career took off when he partnered with Mark Mendoza and created MenTor Productions. They did numerous remixes which included such artists as Lisa Stansfield, Evelyn King, D’Lacy, and most notable Rosie Gaines. In 1997, Hippie and Mark produced Rosie Gaines’ Closer Than Close, which went top 5 in the British Pop Charts and has sold over 8 million units worldwide.
To date, Hippie continues to DJ overseas and currently does an internet radio show on Tuesdays, on He now lives in South Carolina and has recently collaborated on his new album with Jose Burgos and Jerrell Battle called Always released in 2009. His new single called Never Quite The Same by Hippie Torrales feat Rosie Gaines was released in September of 2010 on MN2S and went # 1 on Traxsource Top 10. And another single called Wastelands by Hippie Torrales & George Mena present Robin Reed was also released in September 2010 on Universe Media. Hippie released If You Need A Man on his new Label ' What Is Hip Records " in 2011 to critical acclaim and and also released  his second single You're For Me on the label. He also recently co-produced and wrote with Sunlightsquare ft Tasita D'Mour "Heaven Only Knows". Finally remixed Una's "My house', Dolls Combers ft Nicole Mitchell "Don't Stop" and  Roland Clark ft Robin S "All of Me". Feel free to drop into the chatroom while I play and let's get acquainted.
SammyRock aka Soul Oasis founder and owner of The Award Winning CyberJAMZ Internet Radio 

Cyberjamz Internet Radio was established in (2003).This is our 12th year and still going strong.”Keepin Housemusic Traditional”
Sammy Rock aka Soul Oasis is a Dj music programer,producer and artist.He is originally from New York City  but now relocated to Tampa Florida and has an eclectic sound with varied styles that range from Salsa to Housemusic and everything under the umbrella of music.Sammy Rock also is the owner of a digital record label named Cyberjamz Records which you can find the latest tracks at

SammyRock started in the music business with a Mobile DJ operation in 1980-1988,also started by collecting 45s and albums from his parents at the age of seven years old.He now owns over 30,000 records which Sammy continue to use to make the business work.He has spun muisic for over thirty - five plus years and has entertained thousands of  party goers  across the globe.In additon he has also played music in various New York City Dance Clubs in the Bronx and have done guest spots at local radio stations in NYC,NJ and Tampa Florida. Read More
DJ Housecat (La Gata de Fuego), originally from Flint Michigan, has been in the Washington DC area since 1987.  DJing for 10 years and VP of Operations for Cyberjamz since 2014, she is adept at wearing many hats. With a background in Project Management, holding positions of Label Owner for Toupee Records, Vice President of Cyberjamz Internet Radio, half of the duo that makes up CyberJamz House of Soul and Soul Cat productions both with partner Sammy Rock (CEO) of Cyberjamz Internet Radio and heading the Real Women House Movement has become second nature to her since she’s joined CyberJamz in 2011.
As a fitness enthusiast she has taught aerobics and indoor cycling for over 12 years.  Her skills include independent work as an events planner, planning weddings on budgets that ranged from minimal to very large budget weddings, calling all of her creativity into action.  Her knack for recognizing potential in individuals and projects and seeking to assist in making them better has amplified Housecat’s success in the short times she’s been involved in the operations at CyberJamz and Toupee.

Her passion project, nonprofit Real Women House, arose from recognizing that women are still trying to find their place in the House Community.  “We often are active in the background; planning, organizing, and promoting these events: Often not given too much credit.  As a DJ it’s even more obvious that women are still fighting for equal recognition.” She says of the current climate within the House Community. “Real Women House represents all those women in the House community who are a force to be reckoned with in regards to their ability to represent all the different facets of House Music: DJing, management, promoters and record label owners.  We are creative, detail oriented individuals, and we often recognize opportunities to showcase our music through a variety of ways…”

Housecat’s creativity and the ability to tap into the resources around her have created strong bonds among her peers and artists.  Her fierce work ethic and openness to learn with every new challenge she faces make her the very force she admires and resolves to uplift in others.
MCE: MC Explosion Competitive Cheer
MCE is a non-profit, volunteer based all-star cheerleading organization that promotes high self-confidence, self- esteem, self-discipline, academic excellence, physical fitness, leadership, and social development through competitive cheerleading for the youth in the Washington Metropolitan Area. MCE, known as the “trainers of the complete athlete,” believes that every child inhabits true talent—shooting stars waiting to be illuminated.
                                                       Belly Dance with Alsana
Alsana began taking classes in 2001 under the direction of Dr. Sunyatta Amen. She then started teaching about a year later, right around the time she became one of the original members of Moor Hips, a belly dance performance troupe. Currently, she teaches 4 classes a week at various locations in Southern PG County, MD. Her teaching style is very easy going but effective. Since her background is tribal style, students learn a vocabulary of movements that they can improvise from when they lead later. The atmosphere is one where women can feel comfortable while they learn the moves at their own pace. Always a fun class, she garners a loyalty that's impressive. Come check her out
Heda Rose is a versatile Singer/Songwriter with an R&B background in music. She performs R&B, Reggae, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Soul. She is from a group called Pure Soul which had a late 90's hit single called We Must Be In Love, which catapulted into Billboard's Top 10 along with another Top 100 smash hit produced by Teddy Riley called I Want You Back; all throughout her time spent with the Interscope Records label. Some of the other producers on that project were Raphael Saadiq, Kenny Gamble & Huff and Denzel Foster & Thomas McElroy. The group dismembered, and after a long hiatus she is now a solo artist introducing herself with self-written originals from her Debut CD called Hope, Love & Rhythm. Heda is currently writing, co-producing & recording in the states and Internationally with producers Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare who have also produced for artists such as Madonna, Bob Marley, Beenie Man, Peter Tosh, Carlos Santana, Amy Winehouse, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, & Dennis Brown. Her current CD can be purchased on, CD Baby, iTunes & Amazon. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter under the name Heda Rose. You will hear more from this artist in the future.
L.I.T (Living In Truth) Dance Troupe consists of your very own DMV dancers and performers who come to slay everyday. Everyone who is involved are very dear friends of mine who are from all over Maryland and Washington, D.C and have traveled to places like New York, Los Angeles, and more to perform and train. Members of L.I.T are knowledgeable in many styles, but hip-hop is where all of our hearts are and it is what we will be sharing with our community on August 7th! We are all very hungry dancers who are active in the industry individually and collectively, and I am blessed to be able to have all of my good friends joining me for this last dance before I leave for school in Philadelphia in the fall! We hope to see many members of our dear dance community at this event, as we continue to support one another beyond measure.
Members Social Media (Twitter & Instagram):
Nyla Murray: @nyladina
Briana Butler-Nelson: @vibebriant
Morgan Ottley: @_xnagrom
Jared Simon: @itsjaredsimon
Thaddeus Coates: @hippypotter
Daija Smith: @daijaaaaa
Aba Aggery: @boommshaka
Camille Veronica

Spoken Word Artist and Musician, Camille Veronica is a native of Flint, MI  and currently lives in South Florida where she continues to explore what she views as the necessary connection between life and the arts.

She began writing at an early age and started seriously focusing on poetry in 1990.  Eventually the pull to perform called her and she found her spoken word voice.  She approaches poetry from a storyteller point of view.  She has performed in various venues in the U.S., England, and Kenya.  Camille Veronica has not only performed spoken word but also organized artists to share their talent in non-traditional venues.  She self-published Potluck Poetry, performed and placed in Poetry Slams in South Florida and toured with an ensemble of poets for the local original production of Female. Camille Veronica’s debut of Loverwants  in 2013 on the Cyberjamz Records label introduced her artistry to House/Soulful House music lovers.

Camille Veronica's writing is an extension of her music.  An accomplished vocal artist, she studies, performs and appreciates a variety of music genres.  She is degreed  in music education and always finds ways to share and teach the beauty of music.  She feels music sets tone, conveys the needs of a people and should catalogue the culture and climate of society.  

She is a musician  at  Norland United Methodist Church in Miami Gardens, FL.  There she leads the praise and worship band and directs the Children and Youth choirs. She teaches piano, chorus and spoken word at Jose de Diego Middle School.  Camille Veronica is also a member of the Miami Oratorial Society. In 2015 she became a teaching artist for the Bass Museum of Art’s Creativity in the Community program.

Camille Veronica is also the owner and designer of 4Diaspora Designs, her online jewelry business where she promotes  the art of adornment as a means of self-care. Her collection of work can be found online at

Jordan "DXTR Spits" Holmes
Born and Raised in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia), Jordan "DXTR Spits" Holmes relocated to Chicago to continue developing artistically and submerge  himself in a new environment. He is an Engineer/Scientist by day which inspires his scientific approach to music, spoken word, and entrepreneurship. He is mentored by Dr. Nikki Giovanni who encourages him to continue community involvement leading him to begin speaking at schools to the youth about realizing potential. This year (2016) he will release his project "Mad Science: Music for the Trap Nerdz" and continue spreading his philosophy: Life is experiment in which you control the product you become.
RescuePoetix™ Management

Besides being a businesswoman, RescuePoetix™ is a writer, poet, spoken word artist and recording artist. Her management experience developed along with her own career, working domestically and internationally since 2009.  Her prior work includes artist development, networking and marketing and more recently, bookings for artists in New Jersey, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and Miami. With international ties that touch all corners of the world and across several artistic communities, her solid reputation with management and consulting creates opportunities for an international mainstream presence.

As a recording artist, RescuePoetix™ burst onto the music scene in the summer of 2011 with “Shadow Dancer,” her first spoken word release. Since then, additional works have been released on such notable house music labels as: D# Sharp Records, Cyberjamz Records, Liberate Recordings, Grooveboy Music, Movement Soul Recordings, Honeycomb Music, Open Bar Music, Arawakan, Seta Label, Cabana Recordings, HSR Records, Global Diplomacy, United Music Records, unquantize, Soundmen on Wax,  among others. To add to her many talents, RescuePoetix™ is a writer for several media sites and artists, contributing to music reviews, interviews, biographies, business development projects and record labels. She also markets, promotes and develops event and programming content or workshops, online presence and live music and poetry events

RescuePoetix™ has sponsored numerous community events and entities based in Jersey City NJ. Coming on board to collaborate with Soulful Cypher founders in 2014, her involvement includes artist review, talent booking, promotions, marketing, contract negotiation and media sourcing. Her most recent endeavors include producing radio shows #JASradio on and Open up the Mic on The Ground Radio.
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